DOLE Helps 2.9 Million Displaced Workers
A total of 2.9 million displaced workers from the formal and informal labor sectors have benefitted from the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Photo Insert: A DOLE TUPAD beneficiary receive her payout.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III disclosed this in an interview with the media after the ceremonial program for the payout of 1,500 TUPAD assistance in Candaba, Pampanga on Thursday.
He said the Department already disbursed a total of P12-billion as salaries of the displaced workers who were hired by the government for temporary employment in exchange for community services.
During his speech, Bello advised the beneficiaries to make sure that they will receive the exact amount, if not, they must not take it.
“Pagka hindi 4,200 ang mare-receive niyo, huwag niyong tanggapin. Kailangan kumpleto ang ibigay sa inyo. Four thousand two hundred, ‘yan ang suweldo ninyo sa pagtrabaho ninyo ng sampung araw (If you will not receive a total of P4,200, don’t take it. They should give you the exact amount. Four thousand two hundred pesos is your overall salary for working within 10 days),” Bello said.
The standard rate for TUPAD payout in Region 3 is P420/day or a total of P4,200 for 10 days.
Six million nine hundred nine thousand pesos (P6,909,000) was distributed earlier on September 2 to TUPAD beneficiaries in Candaba.
Out of the said number of beneficiaries, 1,043 are from the Kapampangan area named Mandasig while 457 came from the Tagalog-dominated area Bahay-Pari.
The event was hosted by the provincial and municipal governments of Pampanga and Candaba, respectively. Present during the occasion were Governor Dennis D. Pineda, Mayor Rene Maglanque, Vice Mayor Michael V. Sagum, among others.